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Technical 1949-52 Chevrolet Body Mount Pad locations

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RMONTY, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. RMONTY
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    I bought a new set of rubber body mounting pads from a well known Chev parts supplier, and while the pads look to be good quality, what they didn't supply was a diagram of what piece goes where on the frame. I was checking out one of Iron Trap's videos on an old Ford he is working on, and the set of pads he bought had a great diagram that showed the location of each piece. I was hoping someone has something similar for 49-52 Chevys. I searched here and the Google but came up empty handed.
     
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  3. choptop40
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    Different thickness ? Are they the same diameter ?
     
  4. RMONTY
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    Some are apparent, others not so much. I was hoping there was a quick fix diagram but if not, I can figure it out by dissecting the parts car as the body hasn't been off of it. 20191112_190601.jpg
     

  5. choptop40
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    Yes..if you have the parts car you can probably get under it and just count the shims at the A pillar and go back from there...the long ones look like glue downs , maybe over the rear frame rails...
     
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  6. What I've learned over the years is that you still end up using shims for final adjustment and before the job is done you may go back and change them 2 or 3 times to keep the gaps where you like them. The rubber pads are just insulators more than anything. They help eliminate road noise.
     
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  7. RMONTY
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    The 4 pads at the bottom of the pic are for the cowl mounts I believe. The larger ones I believe are for the areas around the seat mounting areas but as said, I can crawl up under the parts car and see for sure. Just thought someone might have had a picture. Thanks for the input!
     
  8. fastcar1953
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    slotted ones at the bottom are for radiator. 2 long ones go under seat and 2 go under trunk other ones at bottom are cowl.
     
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  9. RMONTY
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    Thanks for the input fastcar1953...
     
  10. fastcar1953
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    welcome, i've built a few. 53 and 54 chevy cars. hence the name fastcar1953
     

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